Dubai: AB de Villiers hammered a 22-ball 55* as Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Rajasthan Royals by 7 wickets on Saturday.
RCB were in trouble after Rahul Tewatia had taken a fantastic relay catch in the deep to get rid of RCB captain Virat Kohli. Devdutt Padikkal had holed out to Ben Stokes in Rahul Tewatia’s over. Royal Challengers Bangalore suffered first blow when Aaron Finch tried to go after Shreyas Gopal but holed out to Rahul Tewatia in Shreyas Gopal’s over.
Rajasthan Royals posted 177/6 in Dubai. Chris Morris got rid of Steve Smith in the final over for 57. He had also dismissed Jos Buttler earlier as RR batsman holed out to Navdeep Saini in the deep. Yuzvendra Chahal dismissed Robin Uthappa and Sanju Samson in back-to-back deliveries.
Ben Stokes tried to hammer a short one from Chris Morris but got a leading edge and he was caught behind by AB de Villiers behind the stumps.
RR captain Steve Smith wins the toss and elected to bat first against Royal Challengers Bangalore in Dubai.
Inputs: Hindustan Times